Over the last 4 years, the term “rule of law” has received much attention both north and south of the border.
Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc. struck down a termination clause. This was not groundbreaking as this court has struck down a number of termination clauses in recent years.
It’s been almost six months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ontario. During this time the government has introduced a number of new income support programs and new laws. There was no play book for handling this crisis.